Sebring Hosts U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Pilots come out to see the lighter side of general aviation.

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More than 100 exhibitors are on hand for the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, got off to a sunny and warm start on Wednesday with temperatures in the low 80s and a stiff wind not deterring demo pilots showing of the latest light sport aircraft.

Thursday was another story as colder temperatures and rain swept across central Florida, putting a damper on outside activities and causing organizers to cancel Thursday morning forums due to high winds.

The local Sebring community was also rocked on Wednesday when a lone gunmen at a SunTrust Bank allegedly opened fire, killing five people inside. Route 27, the main highway that runs through town, was closed for several hours as a police swat team stormed the building and took the suspect into custody. Police said the general public was in no danger during the incident, which was contained to the bank.

The weather in Sebring was forecast to improve on Friday with high temperatures in the mid 60s. More than 100 exhibitors are on hand for the Expo, which runs through January 26.